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Review of Miles Ahead

Review of Miles Ahead

In recent years, there has been a surplus of musical biopics, from the great (Love & Mercy) to the awful (Ray) and all points in between. Miles Ahead, stylistically at…

Review of Victoria

Review of Victoria

Victoria has received plenty of publicity because it is a 2 hour 20 minute film that was shot in one take. That isn’t a unique thing but rarely would you…

Review of Our Little Sister

Review of Our Little Sister

In Japan, three sisters live together in an old, large house that was owned by their grandmother, and in which they spent their childhood. They stayed in the house after…

Review of Friend Request

Review of Friend Request

The concept of a high school / college outsider who wreaks havoc on those who have shunned them is not a new one – the classic example being Prom Night…

Review of Jane Got a Gun

Review of Jane Got a Gun

The screenplay for the new western Jane Got a Gun, initially written by Brian Duffield, was featured in the 2011 list of the “most liked” unmade scripts of the year.…

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

We seem to have a trend in 2016 for thrillers set in Europe where only CIA or intelligence operatives from the USA can save the day. Following the ludicrous but…

Review of Iona

Review of Iona

In 2012, writer and director Scott Graham’s Shell was released. A low-key, gripping film set in a desolate part of Scotland featuring an excellent performance from Chloe Pirrie. His follow-up,…

Review of Deephan

Review of Deephan

The surprise winner of the Palme D’Or at last year’s Cannes film festival; an award that a lot of people thought was more of a lifetime achievement honour for writer/director…

Review of Eye in the Sky

Review of Eye in the Sky

Here is a film about the war on terror that remains absolutely gripping throughout despite there being only a minimal amount of action. Showing the machinations and deliberations of those…

Review of The Man Who Knew Infinity

Review of The Man Who Knew Infinity

This is an old-fashioned drama that could have been made at any time over the last 30 years or so without looking any differently. Dev Patel is Srinivasa Ramanujan, a…

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